The Place and The People
World famous cuisine, archeological ruins, and the UNESCO-protected city of Oaxaca create unforgettable experiences from every angle. Away from the city center, spend much of your time interacting and connecting with the traditional Zapotec communities that dot the valley. As many men leave the area in search of jobs in the U.S. and beyond, women stay behind to tend to the homes and raise their children.
This separation means that the women and girls play an important role in providing for their families with the help of microfinance loans. You’ll have the unique opportunity to understand traditional life and the local way of living by learning to cook, weave, make pottery, and more from those who call the villages of Teotitlán Del Valle and San Marco Tlapazola home.